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Art Talk
"Blur a Community Portrait Project" Artist Lecture by Melissa Alexander
Come and listen to Melissa Alexander discuss her photography on display in the CP Art Galleries. Located at Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus, Overcash Center in Tate Hall.
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"Blur a Community Portrait Project" Opening Reception
Professional photographer Melissa Alexander combined with guest curator Jonell Logan. This is a community project featuring individual portraits. Reception will be held at Central Piedmont Community College, Central Campus, Overcash Center Ross Gallery.
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(Sandy) Alex G
Alexander Giannascoli, better known by his stage name Alex G, is a multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia who started his career as a bedroom singer/songwriter, building up an audience through a series of DIY releases on Bandcamp.
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1065 The End & Greenworks Present Cheers for Fears Featuring Badflower
The Underground Is A General Admission Standing Room Only Venue! Doors Open At 630pm & Show Begins At 730pm!
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Religious, Holiday
12 Annual Community Nativity Festival
You’re invited to the 12th Annual Community Nativity Festival happening December 12-14, 2019. Enjoy nativities from all over the world as well as nightly musical performances by individuals, church choirs and local school choruses. Adults and children alike will enjoy dressing in nativity costume, creating a craft or two to take home, and participating in service opportunities. This family-friendly event is FREE. All are welcome to attend and we encourage you to bring your family, friends, and neighbors as we celebrate the birth of Christ.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Social Event
12th Annual Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction
The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction is the largest annual fundraiser for the Literacy Council of Buncombe County and features a presentation by a New York Times bestselling author. We have hosted the event for eleven years, previously featuring: • Barbara Kingsolver 2018 • Ann Patchett, 2017 • Wiley Cash, 2016 • David Baldacci, 2015 • James Patterson, 2014 • Charles Frazier, 2013 • Jill Conner Browne, 2012 • Ron Rash, 2011 • John Hart, 2010 • Sara Gruen, 2009 • Elizabeth Kostova, 2008 The Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction begins with a cocktail hour silent auction for general admission guests while our Platinum Corporate Partner and other VIP pass-holders join the featured author for a private reception. During the reception, the author will be available to answer questions, take photographs, and personally inscribe books. (Note: VIP guests will have an opportunity to enlist a proxy bidder so that they, too, can participate in the silent auction.) Next, all guests enjoy a three-course dinner, a presentation by a Literacy Council student, and a keynote presentation by the featured author. The evening will close with a book signing for the general admission guests. Funds raised at the Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction benefit the Literacy Council’s programs that teach reading, writing, spelling, and English language skills to individuals in Buncombe County. We serve 300 students and over 2,000 book recipients annually through four programs: Adult Literacy, Youth Literacy, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We give opportunities to people who don’t believe they have a second chance to learn.
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12th Annual Bikers With Boxes
Load up your bike and share God’s love! Bring gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need to the 12th annual Bikers With Boxes charity event. Support the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse and ride to the Billy Graham Library for a day of fellowship, music, food, giveaways and much more—all to benefit Operation Christmas Child. Help us reach our goal of 6,500 shoeboxes. Ride alone, with your club, or meet up with a group coming from your region. •Gates open at 9:30 a.m. •Complimentary Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. While you’re here, come inside and retrace Billy Graham’s dynamic journey from humble farm boy to international ambassador of God’s love through fascinating exhibits. Visit his childhood home, browse our bookstore and enjoy a snack in the dairy bar. Come just as you are – but with boxes! For more information, please call 704-401-3200 or email For information on Operation Christmas Child and how to pack a shoe box, please visit:
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Children, Community Event
2019 First In Families Holiday Wish List
First In Families is hosting its annual holiday gift drive for kids and adults with Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or Traumatic Brain Injury and other developmental disabilities and their family that are needy and underresourced. The items will be bundled then distributed to the families on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at our annual holiday celebration. If you would like to volunteer or start a gift drive, please contact us at 704.536.6661 ext. 437.
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Children, Community Event, Class/Workshop, Community Event, Craft Show, Seminar
2019 IKEA Charlotte Arts & Culture Series
Join us at IKEA Charlotte on the second Saturday of each month for the 2019 IKEA Charlotte Arts & Culture Series.
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Benefit/Fundraiser, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
2019 Jingle Bell Run - Charlotte
The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It’s where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. Together, we’ll jingle all the way to a cure – and have a fantastic time every step we take! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to having fun and celebrating what you love. Yes to living life to the fullest. Yes to conquering arthritis for good. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising go to a great cause!
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